Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Read Me A Story Annie

newest doll in my charmingsbycmh jointed Annie collection
I am really enjoying making these Annies that can stand along or sit
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decided to try a different hair 
but still love the best my curly hair Annies
 this was also my first try at making a tiny book
Read Me A Book Annie loves
The Gingerbread Man story ♥
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this might be my last blog until the new year
if I have time I will post some pictures
of the newest member of our family
a chocolate lab puppy named Rufus!
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thank you all for visiting
wishing all a blessed holiday
Jesus' birthday!
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God bless

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sit or Stand Flower Girl Annie

Well I do have another Annie
this little one was naked for a few months
and yesterday she kept asking
me to dress her
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I was not going to post her yet
but my hubby said she is "cool" and "do it!"
Flower Girl Annie is a 
free standing button jointed Annie
and will be on Ebay tonight


Thank you all for visiting again
God bless   ♥

Monday, November 4, 2013

Christmas JOY

this is probably my last Annie for the year
I have a few orders than
taking a nice break
actually a little chocolate lab puppy
will be keeping me busy   :)
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I am not sure I will be posting before
Christmas
so wishing all a blessed holiday
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please remember
what Christmas is about
the Savior of the world
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God bless

Monday, October 28, 2013

Winter Theme "Believe" Annie

trying a different yarn
for my Annie's hair
Burly Spun by Brown Sheep Yarn
is a straight spun wool
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I loved Paternayan rug yarn
it was so soft and gave Annie curly hair
unfortunately it is no longer made
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Halcyon rug yarn is very close in color
to Paternayan but it is coarser
and Annie's hair is harder to control
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now Annie will have either
curly or straight hair
the decision will be made
after she is all dressed and we see
which she looks best it!
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thank you again and again for visiting
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God bless


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Gingerbread *JOY* Annie

I have a only few more Annies
planned for Christmas/Winter 2013
then taking a break
we are getting a new chocolate lab puppy 
in December
my free time will be spent playing and training 
so excited!   :)
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everyone loves gingerbread men!
newest Annie has her own gingerbread ornie
she will be up on Ebay Sunday evening
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my prayer for our world

"seek God while he's here to be found,
pray to him while he's close at hand. . .
let them come back to God, 
who is merciful, come back to our God, 
who is lavish with forgiveness."
Isaiah 55: 6-7 The Message
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thank you all for visiting
God bless

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Poinsettia Annie

working on Christmas Annies and a few orders
Poinsettia Annie has brown burly spun hair
and a little kitty in her stocking
she is scheduled
for ebay this Sunday
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only creating a few more Annies for this year 
looking forward to a rest to 
enjoy the holidays with family and friends
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"We thank you, God, we thank you
Your name is our favorite word;
your mighty works are all we talk about."
Psalm 75:1 - The Message
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thank you again and again
for visiting
God bless   :)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Polar Bear and Annie

finally finished another Annie
she and her minky polar bear will
be on Ebay this Sunday
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time keeps slipping away from me
with work and family
it seems I do not have enough time
to create as many Annies that
I would like to
so please forgive me if 
I do not post every week 
or have an Annie on Ebay every week
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"Pile your troubles on God's shoulders--
He'll carry your load, He'll help you out"
Psalm 55:22 The Message
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thank you all for visiting

God bless    :)




Monday, September 30, 2013

Christmas Joy Annie

 so happy to finish this Annie
and now on to completing some orders
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Joy Annie has her own
little 4 inch angel dressed with a hankie
and a "Joy" heart ornie
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 my daughter asked me to make an 
Annie doll with an
"angels watching over me" charm
for Ariana who was just diagnosed
with acute leukemia
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prayers going up for this young beautiful girl
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please continue to pray for Ariana
she just started her chemo treatments
and is not feeling well
thank you all so much
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wishing all a beautiful week
thanks for visiting
God bless     :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Annie

Blessings in Rust 
Thanksgiving Annie
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A Thanksgiving Psalm

On your feet now - applaud God!
Bring a gift of laughter, 
sing yourselves in His presence.

Know this: God is God, and God, God.
He made us; we didn't make Him.
We're his people, his well-tended sheep.

Enter with the password:  "Thank you!"
Make yourselves at home, talking praise.
Thank Him, Worship Him.

For God is sheer beauty, 
all-generous in love,
loyal always and ever.
Psalm 100  The Message
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trying to get back to my normal schedule 
of posting an Annie
before she is listed on Ebay
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thanks for visiting
wishing all a wonderful blessed week
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God bless
:)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Please Santa No Coal Annie and Elf

sorry I am behind in posting 
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I ended up selling Let It Snow Annie
before she could be listed on Ebay
know she will be happy in Australia!
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 new Annie comes with her own 4 inch elf
hope you enjoy her too
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she will be on Ebay tonight

"When life is heavy and hard to take,
    go off by yourself. Enter the silence.
Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions:
    Wait for hope to appear."
Lamentations 3:28 The Message
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please pray for a friend of my daughter 
his 15 year old daughter
was just diagnosed with ALL leukemia
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thank you for visiting
God bless  :)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Let It Snow ~*~ Let It Snow

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I am keeping busy in the "factory"
with new Annies for Christmas
this is a new winter Annie
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I am trying to read a chapter from
The Message every morning.
hope you don't mind if I share
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"Know this: God, your God, is God indeed,
a God you can depend upon.  He keeps his
covenant of loyal love with those who love Him
and observe His commandments for a
thousand generations."
Deuteronomy 7:9 The Message
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Wishing all an amazing week
thanks for visiting again and again
God bless    :)
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Friends Gather Here ~ eye painting help

I've been asked many times how 
I do Annie's eyes ~ hope this helps
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first I use a button to draw two perfect circles
then paint the circles (eyes) with Gesso
 I use acrylic paint for Annie's eye color
then give her eyes highlights using white paint
when dry I place the black pupil (using end of a brush)
and with a stylus the white accent
I stitch her eye lashes and 
outline her eyes with Prismacolor pencils
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my newest Annie is in autumn colors
she has a hand stitched heart ornie
to match her dress ~
even a tiny burgundy dragonfly
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busy watching my grandchildren
even having a sleepover this Friday
 hope to have a chance 
to work in the factory on Saturday
if I am not too exhausted   :)
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God is good, He is good all the time!
Thanking Him for my family.
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thanks for visiting
God bless.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

First Christmas Annie for 2013

  doesn't everyone just love gingerbread men!  
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Gingerbread Men Cookie Recipe
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 egg
2 tablespoons water
2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
Directions:
in large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy
beat in molasses, egg and water
combine flour, ginger, baking soda, salt,
cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice: add to creamed mixture
mix well
divide dough in half
refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle
on a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 in thickness
cut with floured 4 inch cookie cutter
place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet
reroll scraps

bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes 
or until edges are firm
remove to wire racks to cool
decorate as desired

makes about 2 dozen gingerbread men  :)

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"Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time;
thank God no matter what happens.
This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live."
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (The Message)
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Thanks for visiting
wishing all an amazing week
God bless!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Autumn and Harvest Blessings

harvest time is fast approaching
autumn is coming
and two new Annies are ready for Ebay
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Annie's dress is an apple print from JoAnn's
I love apples :)
 Harvest Blessings Annie has a new shade of hair
it is Halcyon's classic rug yarn in honey blonde
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thank you all for visiting again and again
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Psalm 1-3
What a beautiful thing, God, to give thanks,
to sing an anthem to you, the High God!
To announce your love each daybreak,
sing your faithful presence all through the night,
Accompanied by dulcimer and harp,
the full-bodied music of strings.
The Message
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wishing all a wonderful week
God Bless!
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Monday, August 12, 2013

Thinking Autumn

beautiful autumn is almost here
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"I'm asking God for one thing, only one thing:
to live with Him in His house my whole life long.
I'll contemplate His beauty; I'll study at His feet."
Psalm 27:4    The Message
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Autumn Annie is in fall colors 
with hand dyed eyelet lace trim
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"warts be gone" Annie's dress border 
was a gift from a dear friend and I love it!
was also thrilled to find a perfect frog in my 
stash of stuffed animals
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thank you for visiting
God bless     :)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Faith*Hope*Love Annie

Happy Monday :)
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"Day and night I'll stick with God;
I've got a good thing going and I'm not letting go"
Psalm 16:8 The Message
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was blessed to have time to
sew in my factory this weekend
finished "Faith*Hope*Love" Annie
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even had time to make this tiny 3 inch elephant 
to go with a future Annie
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thank you for visiting
may you have an amazing week
God bless

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Paisley Pumpkin Blessings Annie

hi everyone ~ thanks for visiting
this Annie is ready for autumn with
a burnt orange paisley dress
and a vintage linen for her apron
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i hand stitched "Blessings" along the edge
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her straight brown hair 
was made with burly spun yarn

wishing all an amazing week
thanks again and God bless   :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Happy Haunting Witch

started working on fall Annies
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this is my only witch for this year
i enjoy making autumn Annies 
loved making her broom with crow
and stitching the tiny spider on her hang tag :)
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just love blue and brown together
this Annie i made a pocket and stitched
some brown leaves and "blessings" 
then tucked a little bear in it
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this is one of my folk art dolls
she has been hanging on my factory wall
for quite some time
i am having trouble parting with her
but finally took some pics
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i still don't know when or if i will list her   :/ 
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thanks for visiting
wishing all a wonderful week
God bless    :)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Blue Feathers

new Annie this week is
"Blue Feathers"
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 love, love trims so this Annie has a wide cotton trim
for dress and loons
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also hand stitched her little heart ornie with flowers to
match her dress and added tiny beads
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 felt she still needed something and then found
the perfect blue feathers
added some "sweet annie" to a tiny pitcher
and she is complete  :)
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hope you all like her

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Camila Nicole  is the Annie I made for my granddaughter 
the real Camila Nicole ♥
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well, thanks for visiting everyone
have a fabulous week!
God bless   ♥

Monday, July 1, 2013

"Be Fabulous" Annie

back from a wonderful vacation with my family
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we just celebrated my granddaugther's first birthday 
and she loves the beach ~ just like her mother   :)
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two new Annies
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"Be Fabulous" Annie
wears a hand knit purse with a crocheted flower
she will be on Ebay Sunday evening
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Shabby Love Annie is currently on Ebay
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Thank you all for visiting
have a marvelous week!
God bless     :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Annie with Butterfly Heart Ornie

Happy Monday!
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my newest Annie has a hand stitched butterfly 
on her bodice
and on her little heart ornie
 I used picmonkey.com to edit 
her pictures and add a border
this site is wonderful and easy to use
just love it!
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will be on vacation in Ocean City, N.J.
next week so I will not be posting until July
can't wait to spend time with my grandchildren
Dominic just turned 4 and 
little Camila will be one on July 2
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God is so good!
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wishing you all a wonderful summer
thanks for visiting
God bless!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Happy Monday to everyone!
please meet a new Annie 
Bloom where you are planted
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she is similar to one I made
a few years back with brown hair and eyes
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this Annie has coppery brown hair
and blue eyes
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thank you again and again for visiting
have a wonderful week
God bless!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer "Welcome Friends" Annie

I have to show to off my soon to be
one year old grand daughter
"Camila Nicole"
isn't she a cutie ~ love her!
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next week's Annie is Summer "Welcome Friends"
I seem to be on a pin cushion theme
most of my Annies have pin cushions lately
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thanking God for being able to make
and sell these little rag dolls
I just love creating them
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thank you again for visiting
have a blessed and happy week
God bless!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

God Bless America ~ Memorial Day

  a special thank you to all veterans this 
Memorial Day weekend
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people seem to be leaving their blogs for Facebook
just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on this
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I wasn't going to stitch God Bless America on
 Annie's hang tag
afraid it might affect her sale on Ebay
but I am glad I changed my mind
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 we all really do need to pray for
God's blessing on America and the world
so this little raggedy is
 "God Bless America" Annie!
 

Summer Blessings Annie
 comes with her own 4 inch doll
and her gown was made from a piece of
Annie's vintage apron
thanks for visiting again
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be safe and God bless

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ladybug Hugs

important things first!
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happy 4th birthday to my first grandchild 
and only grandson, Dominic
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now on to my lastest Annie
it still amazes me how my Annies develop
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my husband likes to buy me minature rose bushes 
in these adorable little planters 
so I finally decided to start using them 
as pin cushions 
a dear friend sent me this little ladybug bear 
(thank you Madelyn)
found the perfect fabric in my too huge stash of quilting fabric
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and here she is "Ladybug Hugs" Annie
wishing all an amazing week
enjoy the upcoming Memorial Day weekend
and please stay safe.
God bless

Monday, May 13, 2013

Raggedy Annie Angel

first off
I hope every mother had a wonderful Mother's Day
I am thanking God for the family he has given me
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my wonderful husband and daughter
both work in the health care field and had to work
yesterday but that gave me the entire day
 in my factory making Annies!
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I love adding trims to Annie's dresses
Butterfly Annie has a lovely eyelet trim I just bought

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Raggedy Annie Angel came about 
because I had an 11 inch naked Annie 
in my factory for the past 3 months
just waiting to be special :)
thanks for visiting
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enjoy your week being thankful in all things
God bless!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cherish Annie ~ Butterfly dress

this week's Annie is Cherish
I like to try different dress styles so
for this Annie I sewed her dress skirt in three pieces
 main skirt ~ cotton lace trim ~ bottom piece
making the lace trim see through
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thank you all for visiting again
wishing all an amazing week
God bless!